Search for dissertations about: "Africa"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 667 swedish dissertations containing the word Africa.

  1. 1. Life expectancy in Africa : A cross-national study

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Kwame Gbesemete; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [1993]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Africa; life expectaocy; cross-national; environmental; behavioural and cultnral; demographic; socio-economic; medical and external factors; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : This thesis seeks to investigate the factors underlying the differences in life expectaocy in 28 low and middle-income African countries. The thesis is divided into two parts. READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on Development and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Economics

    Author : Jonas Poulsen; Uppsala universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ANC; regression discontinuity; IV; party effects; Rwandan genocide; rainfall; propaganda; social capital; South Africa; mining; resource curse; crime; criminality; Internet; protests; submarine cables; regime change; Africa; employment; light;

    Abstract : Essay I: The African National Congress (ANC) can look back on eighty years of struggle which resulted in the liberation of black Africans, the creation of a democratic constitution and free elections. However, the last twenty years of ANC rule has been criticized for the failure to bring higher living standards for the formerly oppressed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Population genetic history and patterns of admixture Examples from northeastern and southern Africa

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Nina Hollfelder; Uppsala universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; population structure; genetic admixture; genomic variation; Africa; population genomics; lactase persistence; sex-biased admixture; human evolutionary genetics; Biology with specialization in Evolutionary Organismal Biology; Biologi med inriktning mot evolutionär organismbiologi;

    Abstract : The origin of humans lies in Africa, as has been shown by archaeology, paleontology and genetics. Here, we can find the largest genetic diversity and the deepest split among human populations. African genetic diversity has been shaped by a long and complex history. READ MORE

  4. 4. Aspects of carnivoran evolution in Africa

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Zoologiska institutionen

    Author : Reihaneh Dehghani; Stockholms universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Carnivora; Evolution; Africa; Viverridae; Herpestidae; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology Systematics and phylogenetics; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi Systematik och fylogeni; Systematic Zoology; systematisk zoologi;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns the evolution of African small carnivorans, with emphasis on East African Viverridae and Herpestidae (Carnivora, Mammalia). Viverridae and Herpestidae are two Old World feliform (belonging to the cat branch) carnivoran families with a confusing, and sometimes even misleading, taxonomic and systematic history, in addition to a scarce fossil record. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Heart and Soul of the Party : Candidate Selection in Ghana and Africa

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Magnus Öhman; Uppsala universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political science; political parties; party organisation; candidate selection; clientelism; neopatrimonialism; parliamentary candidates; parliamentary turnover; Africa; Ghana; Statsvetenskap; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap; statskunskap; statskunskap;

    Abstract : The ambition of this book is to shed light on the power dynamics within African political parties through studying how different parties select their candidates for parliamentary elections. Having control over who should represent the party in elections is often considered an important factor in the distribution of power. READ MORE